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Sorry for not having made things clearer. So, here are the answers to your questions:

M: What does that mean? Sociopaths make up between 2 and 4% of the population.

C: Sociopathy is one of the dozen or so personality disorders listed in "DSM-4" used by mental health people.
There is no official designation of "criminal personality," but "sociopathy" comes pretty close. Some people
use the words "anti-social personality" or "psychopathy" interchangeably with sociopathy.

M: Well, let's see. I mentioned stupid and/or evil, but you seem to have switched that to "sociopaths." I don't have a degree in any of the behavioral sciences. Maybe you don't either.

Either way, I am not exactly sure why we went from stupid and/or evil rwers to sociopaths making up only about 2% of the population. Let's see, Cal33, if I can suss out exactly what you mean and why you may have moved that particular goal post I had set up.

Sociopaths like those at FOX? Like Rove? Like Cheney? Like Rumsfeld? Like Bybee, Yoo, and Gonzo? Like Ryan? Like most of the Republicans in the House and Senate?

Are those the sociopaths whom you mean, Cal 33?

Like the many racists and xenophobes who vote Republican and/or Libertarian and/or Constitution Party?

Are those the sociopaths whom you mean, Cal33?

Sociopaths like the Koch Brothers and Adelson and other big Republican donors who are running breathable air and potable water off the planet?

Are those the sociopaths whom you mean, Cal33?

C: Yes, yes, and yes, Merrily. A high percentage of corporate execs. and top political leaders show sociopathic
behavior -- among Democrats, too. But my guess is that there are more of them among the Republican
leadership, and they have this disorder to a more severe degree.

M: Seems to me that evil and/or stupid right wingers like all of the above make up a lot more than 2% of the rw population.

Wouldn't you agree, Cal33?

C: 2% to 4% refers to the general population. You are right, there is a much higher concentration of them among the top
political leaders and corporate executives. That's where the money and power lies, and these places are what corporate
execs. and politicians are attracted to. This doesn't mean that all of them are sociopaths. And the vast majority of the
Republican masses who follow their leaders certainly are not.

Here's an old 2009 post of mine written in this forum that explains more about sociopaths:

Just type in the space at the top of the page: National Disease: Sociopaths In High Places.

There must be millions of them out there, but they had been kicked out of positions of power by

the Neo-Cons long ago. I hope they are trying to fight and make a come-back.

It is extremely difficult for anyone to move against family tradition (right or wrong). It takes

maturity, intelligence, a willingness to be open-minded, and especially great courage to be
able to question what has been one's model from earliest childhood on. Not many have
been able to achieve what he has done.

My hat off to Edwyn Lyngar!

We probably also lead the world in having the most sociopaths holding the highest

and most important jobs.

Even if this were to be shown in Congress, the Repblicans will probably

come up with a visual of their own (and cooked up by themselves, of course).
And it wouldn't bother them, either.

God also gave them the sun, wind, tides.....etc.....

Those who allow themselves to be fooled by the Conservatives, I suppose. There

are millions of those who continue to vote against their own best interests and
the best interests of their children and grandchildren, and of the nation in
general. "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

A hearty welcome to DU. You'll enjoy yourself here.

And this from a Congress that has only

7% approval from the American people! Congress has become a joke. Does whatever
the Congressmen say or do carry any weight with us American people anymore?

How about Congress suing itself for having done and still doing the worst job in the world?


To CaliforniaPeggy: A big Hello! Hope you are recuperating well and doing just fine! Cal33

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